The Glimpses of the Moon

The Glimpses of the Moon

Edith Wharton

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PART I

I

IT rose for them—their honey-moon—over the waters of a lake so famed as the scene of romantic raptures that they were rather proud of not having been afraid to choose it as the setting of their own.
"It required a total lack of humour, or as great a gift for it as ours, to risk the experiment," Susy Lansing opined, as they hung over the inevitable marble balustrade and watched their tutelary orb roll its magic carpet across the waters to their feet.
"Yes—or the loan of Strefford's villa," her husband emended, glancing upward through the branches at a long low patch of paleness to which the moonlight was beginning to give the form of a white house-front.
"Oh, come when we'd five to choose from. At least if you count the Chicago flat."
"So we had—you wonder!" He laid his hand on hers, and his touch renewed the sense of marvelling exultation which the deliberate survey of their adventure always roused in her.... It was characteristic that she merely added, in her steady laughing tone: "Or, not counting the flat—for I hate to brag—just consider the others: Violet Melrose's place at Versailles, your aunt's villa at Monte Carlo—and a moor!"
She was conscious of throwing in the moor tentatively, and yet with a somewhat exaggerated emphasis, as if to make sure that he shouldn't accuse her of slurring it over. But he seemed to have no desire to do so. "Poor old Fred!" he merely remarked; and she breathed out carelessly: "Oh, well—"
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  • Edith Wharton Cover

    Scrittrice statunitense.Di famiglia ricchissima, nel 1885 sposa il banchiere Edward Wharton. Dopo la separazione dal marito si trasferisce in Francia, dove stringe amicizia con i maggiori scrittori e intellettuali del tempo, come Henry James, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau e André Gide. Nel 1902 pubblica il suo primo romanzo The Valley of Decision, cui seguono nel 1905 La casa della gioia, nel 1911 Ethan Frome e nel 1920 L’età dell’innocenza, le sue grandi opere. Muore in Francia nel 1937. Approfondisci
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